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Provisional Waiver Rule Coming Soon

USCIS has announced that the Provisional Waiver rule will be published soon.  The Provisional Waiver allows I-601 extreme hardship waiver applications to be filed and adjudicated in the U.S. prior to leaving for the consular interview.  The effect is that visa...

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Obama Victory Brings Certainty to DACA

Prior to the presidential election, young people faced a great deal of uncertainty about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy introduced by President Obama.  Mitt Romney had previously vowed to veto a DREAM Act and had stated that he would close the...

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Election Breathes New Life Into Immigration Reform

The just-concluded national election has breathed new life to the issue of immigration reform.  The political reality of the size of Latino turnout (10% of the electorate) and the fact that they overwhelmingly voted Democratic has caused many Republicans to revisit...

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Romney Comments on Deferred Action

Mitt Romney has finally weighed in on President Obama's deferred action for childhood arrivals for DREAM Act-eligible persons, stating that if elected he would not revoke already-approved two-year grants of deferred action.  Romney went no further than that, leaving...

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Latest Developments on DREAMer Deferred Action Program

USCIS just concluded a conference call providing more information on the DREAM deferred action status available to persons USCIS is calling "childhood arrivals." In this call USCIS expanded on the five criteria for eligibility (see prior blog posts outlining these...

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